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Harken Well in the Norla Dome

Two years ago, whilst standing on a train platform in Frankfurt, I was notified that I was a recipient of a City of Melbourne Arts Grant for a concert series with my early music ensemble Harken Well in 2020. As we all know, things did not quite go to plan.

In addition to a global pandemic, our project faced multiple emergency surgeries, the unexpected and early arrival into the world of Harken Well’s youngest member, and a last-minute bike accident. 

After several reimaginings, we are so pleased to share the results of this project- not a concert series, but a beautiful collaborative film/recording project featuring the unique architecture and acoustics of the Norla Dome- just in time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! 

Stay safe, and hope to see you all in the new year xx 

This project is supported by 

Bandcamp release available! – September 2020

With huge thanks to Creative Victoria, I was able to produce studio recordings of three of my most beloved new pieces for baroque violin by Natasha Anderson, Alexander Garsden, and Samuel Smith.

You can stream or purchase them here:

The Target Has Disappeared for baroque violin and electronics (2018), Natasha Anderson

Chaconne for baroque violin (2019), Alexander Garsden

archive for re-tune baroque violin (2017), Samuel Smith

Recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap.

Edited by Alexander Garsden.

Mixed by Anthony Pateras.

These recordings were created on Wurundjeri Country. The artists acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Solo Series, Australian Art Orchestra – May 2020

The Australian Art Orchestra handed me a shining light in a dark times for artists specifically, and the world generally, giving me the opportunity to make a video for their Solo Series.

Here is my solo improvisation for baroque violin, filmed and recorded by the wonderful Leo Dale at WeFo studios in the midst of a global pandemic.

Unintended hiatus for the global arts community – 2020

As the entire human population of the globe is aware, we are living through an unprecedented global pandemic due to the Coronavirus. In mid-March, this event effectively shut down the Australian arts industry overnight. We have no idea when we will be able to perform publicly again.

Needless to say, all my planned performing activities are on hold indefinitely. I hope to be able to share new dates with you soon. In the meantime, along with all my incredible colleagues, I’m busying myself creating and uploading digital content, and linking to existing online content.

There are hundreds of thousands of Australians employed in the creative sector who need support at this time. I encourage those of you who are able to explore online content, and ways to remunerate the creators of that content for their time and expertise.

Van Diemen’s Band

So excited to be involved in Australia’s newest early music ensemble Van Diemen’s Band! VDB is the brain child of leading Aussie baroque violinist Julia Fredersdorff, who not only has a penchant for creating amazing ensembles, but also for giving them the best name’s in the business! Stay tuned for more news.

Jon Rose, Definitions of Music in the 21st Century and Rosenberg 3.0

Jon Rose is one of the most prolific musicians and creators of our time and I’m honoured to be included in this list of definitions of Music in the 21st century:

http://www.jonroseweb.com/g_rosenberg3.0.html

You can purchase Rosenberg 3.0 the book here:
At the very least, do yourselves a favour and spend an afternoon checking out Jon’s website- there’s an abundance of unique delights to behold. My personal favourite is the double violin.